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Assistant to the Executive Director
Boston Bar Association
Boston, MA

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


SUMMARY: Assist with administrative tasks and support projects pertaining to Boston Bar Association and Boston Bar Foundation leadership and events, membership, BBF grant administration and to support other projects and programs as assigned.


- Perform all administrative duties, scheduling, record-keeping and support related to BBA and BBF executive leadership-level meetings and processes (e.g. BBA Council, BBF Board of Trustees, BBA and BBF Executive, Nominating and Audit Committees, BBF Grants Committee and BBA Finance Committee), as well as external meetings and appointments.
- Serve as liaison to BBA and BBF officers and leaders and their offices and staff, and coordinate and manage their schedules as they relate to the BBA and BBF.
- Support all BBA and BBF appointment processes, including appointments to sections, standing and ad hoc committees, and task forces.
- Support BBA and BBF board orientation and strategic planning, section and committee orientation, and other leadership functions and events.
- Provide support to the BBF Grants Committee and assist with all aspects of BBF grants administration.
- Support other BBA and BBF Directors on projects and tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

This job description is intended only to provide general guidance. It is understood that the position may evolve over time, and that additional or different duties may be added at management’s discretion. It is the policy of the BBA/F to review and update job descriptions annually however updates or revisions may occur within a given year as indicated.


- Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills
- Demonstrated exceptional writing skill
- Strong communications and inter-personal skills
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple projects independently
- Ability to interact with volunteer leadership and senior staff
- Bachelor degree required

Email cover letter and resume to

Posted 5/5/16

Manager of Forums and Convenings
The Boston Foundation
Strategy and Operations Department

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Posted 4/26/16

Community Organizer
Fair Shot
Boston (travel throughout MA will be required)
Start Date: May 2016

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Posted 4/26/16

Community Engagement Liaison
Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) 
20-30 hours a week
Start date: May 16, 2016
End date: April 30, 2017
Application deadline: May 6, 2016

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Posted 4/26/16

Election Poll Workers
Boston Election Department
At various polling locations in Boston

Election Officers (Poll Workers) staff the City’s 255 precincts on Election Day to ensure that all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote. Poll Workers help the City of Boston's Election Department get voting locations ready for voters; hang and remove signs; count ballots; check in voters; record election activities; check handicap access; pack up election materials; check ballot counts at the end of the day; among other related tasks. Applicants must be registered to vote in Massachusetts. Applicants must attend a 2-hour training session before an election. All poll worker shifts are for one day only. Full day shifts are from 6:00am-9:00pm; however, split shifts are sometimes available. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The City specifically needs Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Portuguese, and Somali speakers. Bilingual applicants do not need to be registered to vote in Massachusetts. Poll Workers must be professional and helpful. They must be respectful of the ethnic and cultural diversity of Boston's voters.

Salary range: Stipend ranging from $135-$175 for the full-day shift, plus an additional $20 for the mandatory training

Email for application or questions: or visit:

Posted 3/17/16

Director of Democratic Engagement
Big Democracy Lab, IISC Ireland

We are seeking a Director of Democratic Engagement who is passionate about and committed to the mission and values of IISC and its aspirations for Big Democracy.

The Director of Democratic Engagement will design, direct, and manage this newly created unit at IISC. The Democratic Engagement Unit will engage in the following to support IISC’s mission and direction:

  • Support operation of the Democracy Lab – a new immersive innovation space to support the design, prototyping, testing and implementation of democratic engagement efforts
  • Convene thought leaders, academics, practitioners, movement leaders and funders to shape, frame, and promote the concept of Big Democracy
  • Form and support a network of democratic engagement practitioners to spread the ideas and practices of Big Democracy throughout the globe
  • Oversee the development, testing, and codifying of new analog and digital tools to expand public engagement
  • Run or oversee projects that deepen our understanding of the challenges of implementing democratic engagement that is designed for people at the margins, the people for whom the current systems work the least.

The Director of Democratic Engagement will report to the Chief of Staff & Democracy Strategy and will serve as a member of the IISC Leadership Team.

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Posted 3/14/16

Community Organizer/Outreach Coordinator
The Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children

The Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children (BTWIC) is a non-profit organization that conducts independent and operational research to identify the most prevailing deficiencies in the Massachusetts early education and care system and works with strategic partners to champion and implement solutions that ensure underserved children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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Posted 3/10/16

Program Officer
Massachusetts Service Alliance

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism. Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact. Toward this end, MSA invests public and private funds in community-based organizations in a fair and equitable manner; convenes and mobilizes individuals, nonprofits, corporations and government entities to link strategies related to service and volunteerism; builds capacity of programs and agencies through training and technical assistance; and advocates for the development and promotion of public policies and private initiatives that incorporate service and volunteerism as effective strategies to address community needs.

Job location
100 North Washington Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA

Job Description

The Program Officer is a member of the program team and is jointly responsible for coordinating the selection, support, and evaluation of MSA-funded service programs; reporting on progress to primary stakeholders; and managing budgets of and fund transfers to grantees. Additionally, the Program Officer is responsible for promoting an ethic of service across the Commonwealth through outreach efforts and by acting as a liaison between MSA and other organizations that are a part of the service and volunteer network. The Program Officer may also spend a portion of his/her time focused on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in AmeriCorps service. The Program Officer reports to the Senior Program Officer.

Salary range
Low-Mid $50s

More information. (PDF)

Posted 2/23/16

Political Director

From its world class institutions to the community based arts and cultural activities across the state, Massachusetts has one of the most vibrant creative communities in the nation. Despite this, many of our political leaders still look at the arts and cultural community as nice, but not necessary, leaving it open to yearly cuts in service and resources.
Founded in 2012, MASSCreative campaigns have brought together the collective voice of the creative community to advocate for resources and support they need to build vibrant and connected communities. Over the past three years, state investment in the Commonwealth’s cultural community increased 66%.

As it moves into its fourth year, MASSCreative is looking to expand its advocacy platform and push for bold and dynamic policy change on the state and municipal level. MASSCreative seeks an energetic and talented leader to help build a strong advocacy platform, build relationships with civic and political leaders, and lead campaigns to build a more vibrant, healthy and equitable communities across the Commonwealth.

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Posted 2/23/16



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